Discussing The Next Phase

The Book Redesign Project is wrapping up soon. That’s a fact. As soon as the print covers get to me and are uploaded, it’s back to the same old, same old with my writing projects.

But will it really be the same old, same old, now?

I mean, I’ve already gone outside my usual modus operandi by paying a professional cover designer to Cosmetic the crap out of Corona, The Three Safeties, Vessel, and Parallax and they’re turning out great. Why not reevaluate other areas for improvement?

There are two areas that I tend to shy away from:

1) Paying for services that I don’t feel I need.

2) Multitasking, because screwing up 11 different things at the same time is not smart nor efficient. 😉

Of course, I’ve already done a half-gainer with a jack knife into #1, so that’s kind of irrelevant now and the announcement that I’m about to make will also make #2 equally a non-issue.

*Cue ominous yet surprisingly dance worthy music*

After some thought, I have decided to split my time between finishing Lights and Shadows and planning the sequel to Parallax, entitled Parallax: Genesis. I’ve written in the past that changing up projects can help keep things fresh, but that was on a theoretical level. Now, I’m talking about actively working on more than one project at the same time. I’m going to start with these two projects and see where it takes me. Maybe it will work and maybe not. No harm in trying.

I value your inputs, so please feel free to drop a comment or two. Thanks for your time. 🙂

2 thoughts on “Discussing The Next Phase

  1. Believe it or not, I was also a terrible multitasker until about a year ago. I went all-in on Paradisa for two whole years before stepping back and being really disappointed that I hadn’t achieved anything more. I’m more than just a writer – I’m a filmmaker, a wannabe entrepreneur, etc. I wanted to write short stories too, and other novels I had rattling in my bones. It sucked spinning my wheels on one thing and having nothing to show for it.

    So I tried a few schedules and eventually came to the one I have now. Maybe for simplicity, try taking one day off, and spending three days a week on Parallax 2 and three days a week on Lights and Shadows. But don’t fight your muse either. If you want to work on one but are scheduled to work on the other, follow your desires ^_^

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    • I like that idea. I was torn between working every day on both or alternating days on each. I’ve cut back how many I plan on putting out for 2016 to 2, Lights and Shadows and Parallax: Genesis, for now. PG is still in the planning stages, but a lot of the material is recycled from Parallax since it’s the same story universe so that should speed things up a bit. Yeah, it’s frustrating when you want to accomplish so much and your reach doesn’t exceed your grasp. My muse has been fickle of late. I should do more to make her happy…hehe.


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